St John’s Hospice Education Service
We believe providing quality end of life care requires commitment, compassion and competence. Our education team is committed to delivering relevant, dynamic, multi-professional learning in palliative care. Our central aim is to improve the quality of end of life care services delivered to patients and carers.
Meet our Education Team:-
Angela Brown, RGN
Quality and Development Co-Ordinator
Angela manages the Internal Education team, and holds expertise in Clinical Governance, Integrated Governance and Risk Management. Her role supports the Head of Nursing with regulatory compliance and helps to develop the Hospice workforce through implementation of a robust programme of staff training and education.
Manual Handling and Medical Devices Co-ordinator
Nicola supports internal staff training by advising and teaching Clinical and non-Clinical Moving and Handling and by co-ordinating Medical Devices training. She also supports the Quality & Development Co-Ordinator by advising on risks and manages the dissemination of the MHRA alerts. She has undergone training with the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and holds an IOSH certificate in Manual Handling and is also a member of the National Back Exchange.
Jane Colling, RGN
Six Steps facilitator/Clinical Educator
Jane has worked in end of life care for the last 5 years, in nursing, teaching and service development roles. She is particularly interested in dementia, long-term conditions, frailty and palliative care. Jane supports the Hospice’s community education provision by delivering the Six Steps Programme to care homes and domiciliary agencies.
Quality & Education Assistant
Julie has a wealth of experience in administrative work. She supports the Quality and Development Co-ordinator by maintaining departmental and corporate risk registers, assisting in the reporting and production of audits, questionnaires and surveys to aid quality planning. Julie also provides support for the internal staff and medical student training programmes.
Sarah McMaster, RGN, MBACP
Sarah is a qualified nurse and counsellor; she holds a degree in Person Centred Therapy and brings this person centred approach to education. Sarah has worked in palliative care for over eighteen years and currently manages the Hospice’s community education programme. Working closely with the North Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, Sarah leads on the development, planning and delivery of end of life care education for health and social care staff in the region.
Marie Rodden, RGN
Specialist Practice Development Nurse in Palliative Care
Marie has over twenty five years’ experience in palliative care and has a Master’s degree in Health Research (Palliative Care), she holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care/ Pain and Symptom Management and is a non-medical prescriber. Marie supports with the delivery of end of life care education over a vast array of subjects to both community and internal staff and she is instrumental in driving the Hospice’s clinical practice development.
Liz coordinates the delivery of the community education programme by mapping existing education provision and identifying and responding to specific end of life care training needs. Working closely with the Education Lead and the North Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group she supports local providers of Health & Social Care to ensure that appropriate training and education is available.
Dr. Nick Sayer
Consultant Palliative Medicine
Dr. Carolyn Watt, MRCGP, DPM, MBChB
Consultant Palliative Medicine